The project has excavated music from the Lumière brothers' silent films by the computer algorithm. The Lumière brothers began one of the important media art histories at the end of the 19th century. They invented filming and projection techniques and shot many short films. The project used the contemporary methods "Techno Synesthesia" and "RGB Music" which are art technologies converted visual data into audio in binary that were created by Kenji Kojima. The algorithm compared the light and shade of 63 grids in a video frame and converted the top five difference data to music. The locations of the grids and time were memorized and drew lines. This 5 minutes artwork video dug out twelve-tone music from 4 short films of Lumière. At the end of the video shows the algorithm in plain English.
Online Exhibition at http://kenjikojima.com/Lumiere/